checking out, if only for a few days

Images Weekends are generally for seeing friends, relaxing, catching up and the usual errands.  It is kind of like relaxing but it isn't really relaxing.  It is just checking out of the normal daily grind.  This weekend everybody wanted to just get out of the city.  The kids have a four day weekend. 

We have a house on the East end of Long Island which sees little face time during the winter months.  The kids each brought a friend and we all made the journey.  Nice call guys.  I have been here less than twenty-four hours and I feel like a new person.  Change of scenery was much needed. 

As I wrote to someone today, it is so desolate out here in the winter and NYC is never desolate.  The desolation feels good.  Time to relax, time to reflect, time to read, time to just be mellow. 

By Monday we will be raring to go back to the urban rat race (although I love it).  We truly need to come out here more often.